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Valentine’s Day Tickets to Paris for Only $480! (Yep, round-trip!)

Valentine’s Day Tickets to Paris for Only $480! (Yep, round-trip!)

SGMT | Valentine’s Day Tickets to Paris for Only $480! _ How does Paris for Valentine’s Day next year sound? ^_^ EVA Air, one of the top 10 airlines in the world, is currently offering round-trip tickets to Paris for only $480, for flights departing […]

How to Get a Schengen Visa at the German Embassy

How to Get a Schengen Visa at the German Embassy

How to Get a Schengen Visa at the German Embassy in Manila, Philippines | SGMT  — When I visited Munich two years ago, I was on a trip through several European cities and had gotten my Schengen visa from the Dutch embassy. For that reason, […]

Anti-Offloading Tips from an Immigration Officer

Anti-Offloading Tips from an Immigration Officer

Anti-Offloading Tips from an Immigration Officer | SGMT — Plus guidance straight from the Bureau of Immigration and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). I recently had the chance to put a few questions to an Immigration officer and he kindly agreed to give me […]

Pinoy Abroad: List of Documents Required by Immigration for International Travel

Pinoy Abroad: List of Documents Required by Immigration for International Travel

SGMT | List of Documents Required by Immigration —  In 2014, I wrote a post titled “What Filipinos Need to Know About Traveling Abroad: Guidelines from the Bureau of Immigration” and since then, I’ve had a lot of people writing to me and asking for advice […]

How to Survive the Van to El Nido

How to Survive the Van to El Nido

2016 July 02  |  SGMT —  El Nido, Palawan is paradise on earth, but as with most paradises, it’s a little tricky to get to. Visitors with a generous budget can fly direct to El Nido via AirSwift; everyone else must fly first to Puerto Princesa, the capital […]

Where to Stay (or Staycation) in Cebu: 8 Newtown Blvd

Where to Stay (or Staycation) in Cebu: 8 Newtown Blvd

SGMT | Cebu Airbnb  — Last week, my family and I made the most of the final days of summer by having an overnight staycation at 8 Newtown Blvd, the three-tower complex of luxe condos located at Mactan Newtown. H is a little water monkey […]

El Nido, Nice and Easy: A Stress-Free 6-Day Itinerary for Non-Backpackers

El Nido, Nice and Easy: A Stress-Free 6-Day Itinerary for Non-Backpackers

SGMT  — I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person left in the Philippines who still hasn’t been to El Nido but it sure feels that way sometimes. Countless friends have gone and come back gushing about the paradise they found out west, in what’s […]

8 Things Doctors and Nurses Need to Do During an In-Flight Medical Emergency

8 Things Doctors and Nurses Need to Do During an In-Flight Medical Emergency

SGMT  — In all the times I’ve traveled, I’ve only ever witnessed one in-flight medical emergency. A middle-aged businessman had temporarily lost consciousness but was okay within a few minutes; altogether, nothing too serious. Still, there was a moment of heightened alertness when we all […]

How to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila or Davao (it’s very easy!)

How to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila or Davao (it’s very easy!)

. Although this article is mainly about how to get a Japanese visa in Cebu, Manila, or Davao — because these are the cities in the Philippines where Japan’s accredited agencies are located — the requirements and procedure are the same for anyone anywhere else in the Philippines. Those not […]

How to Get A Schengen Visa Through the French Embassy (UPDATED 2017)

How to Get A Schengen Visa Through the French Embassy (UPDATED 2017)

The French embassy in the Philippines has entrusted processing of Schengen visa applications to VFS Global. Here’s what you need to know about the current procedure for getting a Schengen visa through the French embassy. See if you are one of the people allowed to apply directly to […]